Former Republican environment chiefs endorse Clinton over Trump

Two former administrators of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Republican presidents have said they support the Democrat Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. In a joint statement, William D. Ruckelshaus and William K. Reilly believe Mr Trump’s energy policies prove “a profound ignorance of science and of the public health issues embodied in our environmental […]

Hillary Clinton pledges to boost renewables on public lands

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has promised to increase the rollout of renewables on public lands. Writing in Californian newspaper Mercury News, Ms Clinton pledged to increase the amount of green energy generated on public lands and offshore waters by tenfold within a decade. She said: “We must recognise that our public lands have always […]

Hillary Clinton against Obama on Arctic oil drilling

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has spoken out against oil drilling in the Arctic. Her comment on social media came just a day after the Obama Administration gave Shell the final go-ahead to drill off Alaska in the in the Chukchi Sea. She said the Arctic is a “unique treasure” and drilling there is “not […]

Hillary Clinton bets on renewables if she wins US presidency

Senator Hillary Clinton aims to power every US home with renewable energy if she wins the presidency. She plans to achieve the goal within 10 years of taking the office. Under her ‘Vision for Renewable Power’, she also aims to install 140GW of solar energy by the end of the decade to power around 25 million […]

Clinton backs 11 countries adopting Iran oil cuts

Eleven countries are “significantly” cutting the oil they buy from Iran, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in a statement of support yesterday. Japan joins the UK in cutting oil from Iran, alongside EU stalwarts France, Germany and Spain, as well as the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Belgium. Secretary of […]

North Korea opens up for nuclear inspection

North Korea has agreed to halt its nuclear weapons testing and will allow in UN nuclear inspectors in exchange for US food aid. The International Atomic Energy Agency will be able to enter the Communist state’s Yongbyon nuclear facilities after Washington and Pyongyang agreed the deal yesterday. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cautiously hailed […]

US and Mexico sign Gulf of Mexico oil pact

North American neighbours the United States and Mexico have signed a pact to share out oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to sign the agreement over oil and natural gas reservoirs along their sea boundary. The deal […]

North Korea announces progress on uranium enrichment

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry has announced that it is making progress on work to enrich uranium and build a nuclear power plant, according to reports. The news has caused anxiety on the international scene over fears Pyongyang may use the technology for nuclear weapons. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the construction […]